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FOREST NEWS

Indigenous leaders push new target to protect Amazon from deforestation

September 06, 2021 4:07 pm

If deforestation reaches 20%-25%, it could tip the Amazon into a death spiral in which it dries out and becomes savanna, according to Brazilian earth system scientist Carlos Nobre.

When insects lost their homes, evolution clipped their wings

August 16, 2021 4:56 pm

The researchers are looking deeper into the genetics of the stoneflies to understand what it is that changes as the insects lose the ability to fly.

PMC to give Rs 26.25 crore funds to protect Warje urban forest

July 22, 2021 6:45 pm

Of the total amount, Rs 5.25 crore will be sanctioned each year for the next five years to protect the urban forest in Warje.

‘Joint Communication’ signed to secure rights of forest dwellers

July 06, 2021 11:01 pm

Javadekar said the joint communication indicates a paradigm shift from one of working in silos to achieving convergence between Ministries and Departments.

International Day of Forests: Have you been to any of these beautiful wooded stays in India?

March 21, 2021 10:48 am

The day has come as a reminder for us to explore these lesser-known stunning destinations

Guggul resin has potential to provide livelihood: Experts

March 12, 2021 1:50 am

The workshop in Bhuj was organised by Kutch territorial forest circle and inaugurated by Rajesh Kotecha, secretary in the Union Ministry of AYUSH and an Ayurveda practitioner.

Forest cover up but large tracts of dense forest have turned non-forest

December 31, 2019 4:44 am

On paper, much of this destruction of quality natural forests was compensated by plantations — a total of 10,227 sq km of non-forests became dense forests in successive two-year windows since 2003. Again, more than half of this — 5,458 sq km — since 2015.

World's forests 'in emergency room' after years of losses

April 25, 2019 11:48 am

The rate of destruction in 2018 was lower than in the two previous years. It peaked in 2016 when about 17 million hectares of tropical forest were lost due partly to rampant forest fires, according to the World Resources Institute (WRI).

Forest department says digging of land would destroy ecosystem

November 14, 2017 3:08 pm

The Superintendent (Archaeology), V S Rawat, says they have been waiting for the acquisition of land for the last one year.

Forest cover on paper not the true picture, High Court tells govt

August 13, 2015 3:39 am

The bench directed the government to provide geospatial maps of the city showing the forest cover.

FOREST VIDEOS

Jimmy Shergill feels it's important to support films on children

February 26, 2016 3:57 am

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Bollywood actor Jimmy Shergill feels it is important to promote films which focus on kids.He said that films which have stories revolving around kids or children as the lead is very important to be promoted.Jimmy Shergill was present at the trailer launch of 'Shortcut Safari.'Directed by Amitabha Singh, 'Shortcut Safari' is a Hindi film whose story revolves around a group of children who get trapped in a dense forest, for three days, during their school outing.The experience of these seven children teaches them the value of mutual respect, team-spirit and perseverance, and also lays importance on a clean environment.